October 3, 2007

Virtual Blog Row For House GOP Conference

Today, the House Republican Conference will hold a series of conference calls with bloggers to review the GOP legislative agenda and top issues facing the caucus. These will occur throughout the day, with the following members scheduled to speak:

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM EST -- Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-5), RSC Chairman & Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (TN-7)

11:05 AM – 11:20 AM EST -- Republican Whip Roy Blunt (MO-7) & Chief Deputy Whip Eric Cantor (VA-7)

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM EST -- Conference Chairman Adam Putnam (FL-12) & Congressman Mike Pence (IN-6), Former RSC Chairman

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM EST -- Republican Leader John Boehner (OH-8) & Congressman Paul Ryan, Ranking Member on the Budget Committee (WI-1)

I'm going to try to broadcast the last one live during today's Heading Right Radio show. I will be blogging each of these sessions at Heading Right during the day, so be sure check back at the blog for updates. I'd also like to know what questions you would like answered, so be sure to post those questions in the comments soon. I'll try to work in what I can!

UPDATE: The live blog can be found here. Keep checking it as we go!


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Comments (9)

Posted by Jacob | October 3, 2007 9:08 AM

Are Republicans prepared to run on a combined platform such as the Contract with America that clearly spells out their commitment to smaller budgets, tax reform and a clear refusal to continue to pander to the entitlement classes by passing huge programs such as the Medicare drug plan?

If Republicans actually act like fiscal conservatives, my faith in the party /may/ be renewed.

By the way, if anyone asks or answers this question, please let me know via email or blog what the reply is. I'm deaf and can't listen to the radio.


Posted by Dennis | October 3, 2007 9:29 AM

Please explain to them that we were upset, angry, or discussed (which ever word you think best describes) with their spending. We worked for many years to bring about a Conservative Republican majority. They came into office with great promise and our unquestioned support. Then the spending started! The spending continued and there were not any real hard fights to cut the government size eliminate "earmarks" or drive the agenda.

This is continuing now; we, the voters do not accept the "Oh well, we are the minority and lets get along" cry now emanating from Washington. Stand up and fight! Then come to us for support! I may be a biased Goldwater Republican but truth is I will not support democrat light.

When will you begin to push for a conservative agenda? When will you stand-up and fight: Nancy, Harry, Hillary and company?

Posted by Bruce Kesler | October 3, 2007 9:35 AM

Ed: I received a number of informed comments regarding this post http://www.democracy-project.com/archives/003477.html considering this Defense Appropriations amendment by Sen. Kennedy a major problem for defense and budgets.
What will the Reps do about it?

Posted by RD | October 3, 2007 9:42 AM

I have two questions I would like Boehner to address...1) Why is the leadership not fighting to have the complete unredacted Barrett report released...2) Why does the leadership of the House not take issue with Reid's characterization of Limbaugh's remarks on "phony soldiers" on the floor of the house and read into the record the complete transcript of these remarks????

Posted by RD | October 3, 2007 9:57 AM

Oh, and I have another question for any and all of them...Why does the leadership not fight fire with backfire? Why do they not defend their defenders? Why do they not fight slime with shame? Why do they not fight for the principles they are supposed to represent???and own and own and own.

Posted by FedUp | October 3, 2007 11:22 AM

All of what Dennis and RD said!
Plus, how are they going to deal with the next Shamnesty bill?
What are they going top do to eliminate the pork?
How can they get the AMT revised or repealed?

They need to know that those of us who are still Real Republicans, will stand up against Nancy, Harry, Jack, Teddy and all the others on BOTH sides!

Why do you let the dems excoriate Repulicans ( Stevens, Vilner, etc) and do not point out the problems like the Clintons, Wm, Jefferson, Murtha, Feinstein?

I'm just sick and tired on not having representation anymore!

Posted by Russ | October 3, 2007 12:45 PM

How 'bout the idea of introducing a constitutional amendment REQUIRING full transparency on all legislative matters. We now have the technology, let's damn well use it.

Leaving it up to the whims of Congressional leadership to decide if rules for the session will support transparance is a recipe for corruption.

Please get a sense of the viability for such an amendment.

Posted by RD | October 3, 2007 1:28 PM

I believe that in an interview on TV Obey said that it was illegal to buy, sell or take things that were White House property. Wasn't he on the committee that looked into the TAKING by the Clinton's of White House property? Who allowed them to BUY the things they TOOK by sending a check (of their estimate of the value) for the things they TOOK from the White House? Wasn't that SELLING the property (another illegality)? Why wasn't anything done about such a blatant theft?

Posted by RD | October 3, 2007 2:17 PM

Investigating further I find that Obey was not a member of the Park Service committee that did the investigating, in fact, I find very little on that investigation and the TAKING of the furnishings by the CLINTONS but I still have the same questions...who authorized and passed on the whole deal as it went down and why was it ignored?

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